Town of Madison Fire Department
Gerald Ewert Jr.
Full Time Staff
The EMS Division is responsible for the delivery of Emergency Medical Services to all residents of, and visitors to the Town of Madison 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Additionally, the EMS Division staffs and administers the First Responder/First Aid program at on the grounds of the Alliant Energy Center.
Under the Medical Direction of Dr. Daniel Icenogle, M.D., the department operates two fully equipped, Advanced Life Support ambulances. Staffed by a minimum of 2 paramedics, these state of the art ambulances allow TMFD to deliver the highest level of care available outside a hospital emergency department.
A wide array of diagnostic equipment including defibrillator/monitor/pacer and pulse oximetry coupled with a variety of medications means victims of sudden illness, especially sudden cardiac illness, receive the treatment they need to survive prior to arriving at the hospital emergency department.
Each EMT-Paramedic receives more than 1,000 hours of initial training to become licensed by the State of Wisconsin and must attend a minimum of 48 hours of Continuing Medical Education each year. Additionally, each paramedic must maintain certification in CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) plus each must maintain proficiency in starting IV’s, medication administration, EKG interpretation and many other skills.
EMS Training Coordinator Bill Gannon, EMT-P is responsible for maintaining training records as well as coordinating training opportunities both ‘in-house’ and at other facilities.
A board-certified family practitioner, Dr. Icenogle is also an attorney and has been trained in medical ethics. Having founded Icenogle & Associates in 1992, he has provided consultative services to a variety of clients whose needs for medical-legal expertise run the gamut of issues. He is a 1981 graduate of Loyola Stritch School of Medicine and a 1992 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School. He is also a member of the Wisconsin State Medical Society and the Wisconsin State Bar. You can E-mail the Medical Director if you have any specific questions.
Loyola University School of Medicine. MD, 1981
St. Joseph’s Medical Center, South Bend, IN, Chief Resident 1983-1984
University of Wisconsin Law School, JD, cum laude, 1992